The Real Winner of the Election in Canada…

… is voter apathy. 59.1% of the eligible population voted in this last election, down from 64.7% in 2006. As recently as the early 1990s, more than 70%  of the electorate voted. Voter apathy is perhaps the biggest problem in Canadian politics. The party that can figure out how to bring in non-voters could cause a political earthquake.

3 thoughts on “The Real Winner of the Election in Canada…

  1. Do you think it’s the first past the post system or the plethora of electoral options? I always found voting discouraging when I realized that the winning candidate in my riding could wind up with a little less than 40% of the vote.

  2. What Canada needs to do is start a dumb war, sink the economy, have rampant corruption, incompetently respond to natural disasters, torture people, roll back environmental laws, and undermine science, the media, and the law. That’ll get them out.

    Actually, I miss the days of voter apathy in America.

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